PhillyFan11 wrote:While I’m not a fan of Brown and want him gone....is Jimmy Butler really the best source? He’s pretty close to the TO of the NBA, he has a history of undermining coaches. We’ll see how long it lasts in Miami, if he ends up turning on Spoelstra we’ll know Jimmy is a true crazy person.
But with that said, Brett has for sure done enough on his own to warrant not returning next year barring a miracle playoff run.
Totally agree that if Jimmy acts up in Miami it's pretty clear he can't be seen as anything close to credible. But you know what? I don't think it will happen there, because for one thing in Riley and Spoelstra you have a rock solid foundation in management, and for another I would bet they spelled out to Jimmy what they expected of him and what his role would be before he signed. And Jimmy saw the no-nonsense, professional way they go about their business.
I'd be willing to bet that there was no definitive plan laid out on how to utilize Butler here before that trade was made, and the same is probably true for Harris. The most damning thing he said was the fact that no one knew what the hell was going on half the time, or who was in charge. And to suddenly completely change the game plan the way Brown did before the Toronto series is the height of incompetent coaching.
Yeah, Jimmy might be a pain in the a$$, but too many things he said just seem to add up with regard to Brown and Brand.